Teaching Games for Understanding and Situated Learning: Rethinking the Bunker-Thorpe Model

@article{Kirk2002TeachingGF,
  title={Teaching Games for Understanding and Situated Learning: Rethinking the Bunker-Thorpe Model},
  author={David Kirk and Ann MacPhail},
  journal={Journal of Teaching in Physical Education},
  year={2002},
  volume={21},
  pages={177-192}
}
Bunker and Thorpe first proposed Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) in 1982 as an alternative to traditional, technique-led approaches to games teaching and learning. Despite interest from teachers and researchers, there has been no attempt to review the TGfU model. This is an oversight, given the important advances in educational learning theory and ecological approaches to motor control since the early 1980s. The purpose of this paper is to present a new version of the TGfU model that… 

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